Giving Notice She asks, did you feel that, or was it Hugo under the bed? Hugo indeed had flattened himself against the floor under the bed, like he does in elevators. I said, I didn’t feel anything. Most significant tremblor in decades it turns out. Tonight there will be fireworks for atrocity children in cages… Continue reading Notice
Transgender asylum seeker Johana Medina, a refugee from El Salvador, died in ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody on 1 June, the first day of Pride month. Medina is the 23rd transgender person to die in ICE custody. The horrific deaths of trans persons detained by Immigration and Customs and Enforcement are murders, and blame… Continue reading Trans Migrant Murders and the Importance of Intersectionality
Just received this by email (from kashyyyyko <email@example.com>; feel free to send him email). Can this rant be serious? It is like a parody of right wing thought. Scary over-the-top. i found out about you from a conservative website and i saw some of your dirty shit-screeds; your own words. you are a dirty liberal… Continue reading New Hate Mail!
TEXAS SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2007 BUILDING THE REVOLUTIONARY ALTERNATIVE Saturday - Sunday, November 3 - 4 University of Texas at Austin http://socialismconferencetx.org The 2007 Texas Socialist Conference is a two-day event that will bring together socialists and other activists who are involved in struggles across the region -- from opposing the war to organizing against the… Continue reading Texas Socialist Conference November 3-4 2007
This story by Austin activist and member of the International Socialist Organization, Cindy Beringer kidsinjail.pdf
San Antonio students speak out about their protest of Minuteman Chris Simcox last week: http://media.www.theindependentutsa.com/media/storage/paper1093/news/2007/04/16/LetterToTheEditor/Why-We.Shut.Down.Chris.Simcox.Last.Week-2842546.shtml Why we shut down Chris Simcox last week Issue date: 4/16/07 Section: Letter to the Editor A multi-racial coalition of students and workers shouted down an attempted speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the vigilante Minuteman Project. Many students disagreed… Continue reading In defense of protesting the Minutemen
This may be silly or unnecessary but in the wake of some threats I have received I am making it clear, once again, that the content of this blog is separate from my official university duties and my teaching.
Southern Poverty Law Center on Simcox: http://www.splcenter.org/intel/news/item.jsp?site_area=1&aid=149 ISR on the Minutemen and the racist right: http://www.isreview.org/issues/50/minutemen.shtml 2006 SW article http://socialistworker.org/2006-2/593/593_07_MinuteKlan.shtml ACLU documents Minutemen abuses http://www.aclu.org/immigrants/gen/11734prs20050407.html http://www.aclu.org/immigrants/gen/21241prs20051024.html The YCT's 2005 (non) immigrant hunt http://austin.indymedia.org/newswire/display/19347/index.php
LEE SUSTAR looks at the reality for guest workers in the U.S. today. A PROTEST by guest workers shut down a Gulf Coast oil rig repair company just days after a new report likened the conditions of guest workers in the U.S. to slavery. http://www.socialistworker.org/2007-1/624/624_06_GuestWorkers.shtml
This just in: Protest in San Antonio shuts Simcox down. More than 700 students, faculty, and staff came out to tell Simcox that racist hate is not welcome in our state. Video at http://www2.mysanantonio.com/multimedia/video/VideoPlayer/playvideo.cfm?action=view&skintop=display/dsp_top.cfm&skinbottom=display/ dsp_bottom.cfm&type=nod&ids=45235&play=1&format=WMV&showpoll=No and http://firstname.lastname@example.org No racist vigilantes on campus ! Protest the leader of the Minutemen ! Defend Immigrants' Rights ! Tuesday,… Continue reading No racist vigilantes on campus! Protest the minutemen on 4/10!